The Pelican Brief: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 496 pages
28 Reviews
In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief.

To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it’s political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder–a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds that there is only one person–an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate–she can trust to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House’s inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby’s brief–someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.


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User Review  - martensgirl - LibraryThing

This is my second Grisham book. I didn't enjoy it as much as The Firm. The Firm had a dark, brooding undertone which this book lacks. I found the protagonist rather flat and didn't much care about the outcome. It was all a bit 'meh'. Read full review

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User Review  - Pinky22 - LibraryThing

Read it in my teens, loved it. Decided to read it again. Sometimes I just like a blockbuster novel!! On rereading it again, I found it enjoyable, and in places, exciting. I find I do like novels where ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
19
Section 4
32
Section 5
38
Section 6
43
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2010)

John Grisham has written twenty-one novels, including the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Associate and The Appeal, as well as one work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi. His new book from Doubleday is Ford County Stories.


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